Nasrallah, Abbas slam U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Nasrallah added that he wouldn’t even be surprised “if Trump decides that the West Bank is part of Israel.”

March 26, 2019 20:47
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a speech

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers a speech. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights “a serious issue and a historic crossroads of the Arab-Israeli conflict,” in a response on Tuesday.

“The United States and the Trump administration are disrespecting the international community and law,” Nasarallah said. “The entire world is united in that the Golan is occupied land.”

Nasrallah stated that “international institutions are unable to protect any of the rights of nations, including their sovereignty.”

Attacking US support for Israel, he said the US doesn’t “honor any interests which harm Israel – they don’t even consider their friends if it is at the expense of Israel.”

Nasrallah called the declaration a “formative and historic moment in the Arab-Israeli conflict. It began with the weak response to the transfer [of the embassy] to Jerusalem, which led him to issue a declaration on the Golan."

He added that he wouldn’t even be surprised “if Trump decides that the West Bank is part of Israel.”

The Hezbollah leader called for an end to the peace initiative between Arab countries and Israel, saying that this is “the only way the Syrians, Lebanese and Palestinians will be able to fight to regain their rights and their lands.”

In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent statements against Hezbollah, Nasrallah said “the American secretary of state did not mention that there is a problem for Lebanon called Israel, and it is the one which committed crimes. Pompeo doesn’t know what’s happening in Lebanon.”

Nasrallah stated, “with Iranian weapons, we fought terrorists who were brought by the US, and we liberated our land from Israel.”

“Sovereignty is not determined by the US or Israel.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in response to the Golan declaration on Tuesday. “No matter how long the occupation continues, Jerusalem and its holy places are red line for Palestinians and Arabs that cannot be crossed.”

“There will be no compromise on Jerusalem or any other Arab territory,” Abbas continued. “The American administration’s policy will only increase tension and instability and will not achieve peace and security for anyone.”

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